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The Aristocats
The Aristocats
is a 1970 American animated romantic musical comedy film produced by Walt Disney Productions
Walt Disney Productions
and released by Buena Vista Distribution. The 20th Disney animated feature film, the film is based on a story by Tom McGowan and Tom Rowe, and revolves around a family of aristocratic cats, and how an alley cat acquaintance helps them after a butler has kidnapped them to gain his mistress's fortune which was intended to go to them. The film features the voices of Eva Gabor, Hermione Baddeley, Phil Harris, Dean Clark, Sterling Holloway, Scatman Crothers, and Roddy Maude-Roxby. In 1962, The Aristocats
The Aristocats
began as an original script for a two-part live-action episode for Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color, developed by writers Tom McGowan and Tom Rowe and producer Harry Tytle. Following two years of re-writes, Walt Disney
Walt Disney
suggested the project would be more suitable for an animated film, and placed the project in turnaround as The Jungle Book
Book
advanced into production. When The Jungle Book
Book
was nearly complete, Disney appointed Ken Anderson to develop preliminary work on The Aristocats, which would mark the last film project to be approved by Disney before his death in December 1966. The Aristocats
The Aristocats
was released on December 11, 1970, to positive reception, and was a box office success.

Contents

1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Production

3.1 Story development 3.2 Casting 3.3 Animation

4 Music 5 Release

5.1 Box office 5.2 Critical reaction 5.3 Accolades 5.4 Home media

6 Canceled sequel 7 See also 8 References 9 Bibliography 10 External links

Plot In Paris 1910, mother cat Duchess and her three kittens, Berlioz, Marie and Toulouse live with retired opera diva Madame Adelaide Bonfamille, and her English butler, Edgar. One day while preparing her will with lawyer Georges Hautecourt, Madame declares her fortune to be left to her cats until their deaths, and thereafter to Edgar. Edgar hears this through a speaking tube, and plots to eliminate the cats. Therefore, he sedates the cats by putting sleeping pills in a milk mixture intended for them, and enters the countryside to abandon them. There, he is ambushed by two hounds named Napoleon and Lafayette, and the cats are stranded in the countryside, while Madame Adelaide, Roquefort the mouse and Frou-Frou the horse discover their absence. In the morning, Duchess meets an alley cat named Thomas O'Malley, who offers to guide her and the kittens to Paris. The group briefly hitchhikes in a milk truck before being chased off by the driver. Later, while crossing a railroad trestle, the cats narrowly avoid an oncoming train, but Marie falls into a river and is saved by O'Malley, who in turn has to be rescued himself by two English geese, Amelia and Abigail Gabble, who accompany the cats to Paris. Edgar returns to the country to retrieve his possessions from Napoleon and Lafayette, as the only evidence that could incriminate him. Travelling across the rooftops of the city, the cats meet O'Malley's friend Scat Cat and his musicians, who perform the song Ev'rybody Wants to Be a Cat. After the band has departed, O'Malley and Duchess converse on a nearby rooftop while the kittens listen at a windowsill. Here, Duchess' loyalty to Madame prompts her to decline O'Malley's proposal of marriage. Duchess and the kittens return to Madame's mansion, but Edgar places them in a sack and prepares to ship them to Timbuktu; whereupon they direct Roquefort to retrieve O'Malley. He does so, and O'Malley returns to the mansion, instructing Roquefort to locate Scat Cat and his gang. This done, the alley cats and Frou-Frou fight Edgar, while Roquefort frees Duchess and the kittens. At the end of the fight, Edgar is locked in his own packing-case and sent to Timbuktu
Timbuktu
himself. Madame Adelaide's will is rewritten to exclude Edgar, with Madame remaining ignorant of the reason for Edgar’s departure. After adopting O’Malley into the family, Madame establishes a charity foundation housing Paris' stray cats (represented by Scat Cat and his band, who reprise their song). Cast

Eva Gabor
Eva Gabor
as Duchess – Madame Adelaide's cat and mother of three kittens; but forced to choose between loyalty to Madame and her own attachment to Thomas O'Malley, until the end of the film. Robie Lester provided the singing voice for Duchess. Phil Harris
Phil Harris
as Thomas O'Malley (full name: Abraham de Lacy Giuseppe Casey Thomas O'Malley) – A feral cat who befriends Duchess and her kittens, becoming a father figure to the kittens and falling in love with Duchess. Gary Dubin as Toulouse – the oldest kitten, who idolizes all alley-cats and especially Thomas. He is also a talented painter, and is loosely based on French painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Liz English as Marie – middle kitten; often imperious or snobbish to her brothers, but her mother's especial companion. Something of a singer. Dean Clark as Berlioz – the youngest kitten. He is somewhat timid and shy. He is also a talented pianist, and is loosely based on French pianist Hector Berlioz. Roddy Maude-Roxby as Edgar Balthazar – Madame Adelaide's butler who tries to get rid of the cats in order to inherit her fortune. Scatman Crothers
Scatman Crothers
as Scat Cat – Thomas's best friend and leader of a gang of jazz-playing alley cats. Scat Cat plays the trumpet. Sterling Holloway
Sterling Holloway
as Roquefort – A house mouse and also a friend of the cats, who assists in the expulsion of Edgar. Paul Winchell
Paul Winchell
as Shun Gon – a Chinese cat in Scat Cat's gang. Plays the piano and drums made out of pots. Lord Tim Hudson as Hit Cat – an English cat in Scat Cat's gang. Plays acoustic guitar. Vito Scotti
Vito Scotti
as Peppo – an Italian cat in Scat Cat's gang. Plays the accordion. Thurl Ravenscroft
Thurl Ravenscroft
as Billy Boss – a Russian cat in Scat Cat's gang. Plays the double bass. Pat Buttram
Pat Buttram
as Napoleon – a Bloodhound
Bloodhound
who attacks Edgar when he intrudes in the farm where Napoleon lives. Napoleon insists, whenever cohort Lafayette makes a suggestion, that he is in command, then adopts Lafayette's suggestion as his own. George Lindsey
George Lindsey
as Lafayette – a Basset Hound
Hound
and Napoleon's companion. He sometimes proves smarter than Napoleon, but is also more timid. Hermione Baddeley
Hermione Baddeley
as Madame Adelaide Bonfamille – a former opera singer and owner of Duchess and her kittens. Charles Lane as Georges Hautecourt – Madame Bonfamille's lawyer: an eccentric, lively old man Nancy Kulp
Nancy Kulp
as Frou-Frou – Roquefort's horse companion, who subdues Edgar. Ruth Buzzi
Ruth Buzzi
provided her singing voice. Monica Evans
Monica Evans
as Abigail Gabble – a goose who befriends the cats. Carole Shelley
Carole Shelley
as Amelia Gabble – Abigail's twin sister. Bill Thompson as Uncle Waldo – the drunken gander uncle of Abigail and Amelia. Peter Renaday as French Milkman/Le Petit Cafe Cook/Truck Movers (uncredited)

Production Story development On December 9, 1961, Walt Disney
Walt Disney
suggested that Harry Tytle and Tom McGowan find some animal stories to adapt as a two-part live-action episode for the Wonderful World of Color television program. By New Year's 1962, McGowan had found several stories including a children's book about a mother cat and her kittens set in New York City. However, Tytle felt that a London
London
location had added a significant element to One Hundred and One Dalmatians
One Hundred and One Dalmatians
and suggested setting the story of the cats in Paris.[3] Following a rough storyline, the story became about two servants—a butler and a maid—who were in line to inherit a fortune of an eccentric mistress after the pet cats died and focused on their feeble and foolish attempts to eliminate the felines. Boris Karloff and Francoise Rosay were in mind to portray the butler and the distressed Madame.[4] A subplot centered around a mother cat hiding her kittens to keep them out of danger in a variety of different homes and locales around Paris, France. During the filming of Escapade in Florence, McGowan brought him the story that had been written by Tom Rowe, an American writer who was living in Paris.[3]

Before his death in 1966, Walt Disney
Walt Disney
contacted Phil Harris
Phil Harris
(pictured here) to voice Thomas O'Malley.[5]

By August 1962, they sent the completed script to Burbank, where it was returned as "rejected" by an unknown executive at the Disney studios. Nevertheless, Tytle brought the script to Walt staying at the Connaught in London. Disney approved for the draft, but recommended additional cuts which were made by February 1963. Before filming was to commence, Rowe wrote a letter to Disney addressing his displeasure of the script revisions, in which Tytle responded to Rowe that the changes Walt approved of would be kept. However, by summer 1963, the project was shelved, where Tytle, in a discussion with Walt, recommended to produce The Aristocats
The Aristocats
as an animated feature.[3] For that reason, Walt temporarily shelved the project as the animation department was occupied with The Jungle Book.[6] Meanwhile, director Wolfgang Reitherman
Wolfgang Reitherman
learned of the project and suggested it as a follow-up project to Jungle Book.[7] Because of the production delays, Tytle was advised to centralize his efforts on live action projects and was replaced by Winston Hibler.[3] In 1966, Disney assigned Ken Anderson to determine whether Aristocats would be suitable for an animated feature. With occasional guidance from Reitherman, Anderson worked from scratch and simplified the two stories into a story that focused more on the cats.[8] Walt saw the preliminary sketches and approved the project shortly before his death.[6] After The Jungle Book
Book
was completed, the animation department began work on Aristocats.[8] Hibler was eventually replaced by Reitherman,[3] who would abandon the more emotional story of Duchess's obsession to find adopters befitting of her kittens' talents initially favored by Walt suggesting instead the film be conceived as an adventure comedy in the vein of One Hundred and One Dalmatians. Furthermore, the character Elmira, the maid, who was intended to be voiced by Elsa Lanchester, was removed from the story placing Edgar as the central villain in order to better simplify the storyline.[7] Casting As with The Jungle Book, the characters were patterned on the personalities of the voice actors.[8] In 1966, Walt Disney
Walt Disney
contacted Phil Harris
Phil Harris
to improvise the script, and shortly after, he was cast to voice Thomas O'Malley. To differentiate the character from Baloo, Reitherman noted O'Malley was "more based on Clark Gable
Clark Gable
than Wallace Beery, who was partly the model for Baloo."[8] Reitherman furthermore cast Eva Gabor
Eva Gabor
as Duchess, remarking she had "the freshest femme voice we've ever had", and Sterling Holloway
Sterling Holloway
as Roquefort.[8] Louis Armstrong was initially reported to voice Scat Cat,[9] but he backed out of the project due to illness.[10] Out of desperation, Scatman Crothers was hired to voice the character under the direction to imitate Armstrong.[11] Pat Buttram
Pat Buttram
and George Lindsey
George Lindsey
were cast as the farm dogs, which proved so popular with the filmmakers that another scene was included to have the dogs when Edgar returns to the farm to retrieve his displaced hat and umbrella.[4] Animation Ken Anderson spent eighteen months developing the design of the characters.[12] Five of Disney's legendary "Nine Old Men" worked on it, including the Disney crew that had been working 25 years on average.[13] Music The Aristocats
The Aristocats
was the last Disney animated feature Robert and Richard Sherman worked on as staff songwriters, growing frustrated by the management of the studio following Walt Disney's death. For the Disney studios, the Sherman Brothers
Sherman Brothers
completed their work before the release of Bedknobs and Broomsticks, but would return to the studio to compose songs for The Tigger Movie.[14]

Maurice Chevalier
Maurice Chevalier
(pictured here) was brought out of retirement to sing the title song.

The brothers composed multiple songs, but only the title song and "Scales and Arpeggios" were included in the film.[4] Desiring to capture the essence of France, the Sherman Brothers
Sherman Brothers
composed the song "The Aristocats". Disney film producer Bill Anderson would ask Maurice Chevalier to participate in the film.[15] Following the suggestion, Richard Sherman imitated Chevalier's voice as he performed a demo for the song. Chevalier received the demo and was brought out of retirement to sing the song. Deleted songs that were intended for the film included "Pourquoi?" sung by Hermione Baddeley
Hermione Baddeley
as Madame Bonfamille, its reprise, and "She Never Felt Alone" sung by Robie Lester as Marie.[16][17] For the show-stopping number, the Sherman Brothers composed "Le Jazz
Jazz
Hot", but the filmmakers preferred "Ev'rybody Wants to Be a Cat" composed by Floyd Huddleston and Al Rinker.[18] Lastly, a villainous song was envisioned to be sung by Edgar and his assistant Elmira as a romantic duet, but the song was dropped when Elmira was removed from the story.[19] Another deleted song was for Thomas O'Malley titled "My Way's The Highway", but the filmmakers had Terry Gilkyson compose the eponymous song "Thomas O'Malley Cat". Gilkyson explained "It was the same song, but they orchestrated it twice. They used the simpler one, because they may have thought the other too elaborate or too hot. It was a jazz version with a full orchestra."[20] The instrumental music was composed by George Bruns, who drew from his background with jazz bands in the 1940s and decided to feature the accordion-like musette for French flavor.[21] On Classic Disney: 60 Years of Musical Magic, this includes "Thomas O'Malley Cat" on the purple disc and "Ev'rybody Wants to Be a Cat" on the orange disc. On Disney's Greatest Hits, this includes "Ev'rybody Wants to Be a Cat" on the red disc. On August 21, 2015, in honor of the 45th anniversary of the film, a new soundtrack was released as part of Walt Disney
Walt Disney
Records: The Legacy Collection. The release includes the songs and score as used in the film, along with The Lost Chords of the Aristocats (featuring songs written for the film but not used), and previously released album versions of the songs as bonus tracks.[22] Release Box office The Aristocats
The Aristocats
was released in December 1970 where it grossed $10.1 million in United States
United States
and Canadian rentals by the end of 1971.[23] The film was the most popular "general release" movie at the British box office in 1971.[24] The film was the second most popular film in France in 1971–72 with 6 million admissions and has total admissions of 12,701,541 making it the most popular film released in France in 1971.[25] and the eighteenth highest-grossing of all time.[26] The film is the most popular film released in Germany in 1971 with admissions of 11,294,126 being the country's eleventh highest-grossing film.[27] The film was re-released to theaters on December 19, 1980 where it earned an additional $18 million and again in April 10, 1987 where its gross was $17 million.[28] The Aristocats
The Aristocats
has had a lifetime gross of $55.7 million in the United States
United States
and Canada.[29] Its total lifetime worldwide box office gross is $191 million.[2] Critical reaction The New York Times
The New York Times
praised the film as "grand fun all the way, nicely flavored with tunes, and topped with one of the funniest jam sessions ever by a bunch of scraggly Bohemians headed by one Scat Cat."[30] Roger Ebert, writing for the Chicago Sun-Times, awarded the film three stars out of four summarizing The Aristocats
The Aristocats
as "light and pleasant and funny, the characterization is strong, and the voices of Phil Harris (O'Malley the Alley Cat) and Eva Gabor
Eva Gabor
(Duchess, the mother cat) are charming in their absolute rightness."[31] For its 1987 re-release, animation historian Charles Solomon expressed criticism for its episodic plot, anachronisms, and borrowed plot elements from earlier Disney animated features, but nevertheless wrote "But even at their least original, the Disney artists provide better animation--and more entertainment--than the recent animated features hawking The Care Bears, Rainbow Brite and Transformers."[32] Writing in his book The Disney Films, Disney historian and film critic Leonard Maltin
Leonard Maltin
wrote that "[t]he worst that one could say of The AristoCats is that it is unmemorable. It's smoothly executed, of course, and enjoyable, but neither its superficial story nor its characters have any resonance."[33] Additionally, in his book Of Mice and Magic, Maltin criticized the film for re-using Phil Harris
Phil Harris
to replicate The Jungle Book's Baloo, dismissing the character Thomas O'Malley as "essentially the same character, dictated by the same voice personality."[34] The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes
Rotten Tomatoes
reported that the film received a 66% approval rating with an average rating of 6/10 based on 29 reviews. Its consensus states "Though The Aristocats
The Aristocats
is a mostly middling effort for Disney, it is redeemed by terrific work from its voice cast and some jazzy tunes."[35] Accolades The film is recognized by American Film Institute
American Film Institute
in these lists:

2008: AFI's 10 Top 10:

Nominated Animation Film[36]

Home media It was released on VHS in Europe on January 1, 1990 and in the UK in 1995. It was first released on VHS in North America in the Masterpiece Collection series on April 24, 1996. In January 2000, Walt Disney
Walt Disney
Home Video launched the Gold Classic Collection, with The Aristocats
The Aristocats
re-issued on VHS and DVD on April 4, 2000.[37] The DVD contained the film in its 1.33:1 aspect ratio enhanced with Dolby 2.0 surround sound.[38] The Gold Collection release quietly discontinued in 2006. A new single-disc Special Edition DVD (previously announced as a 2-Disc set) was released on February 5, 2008. Disney released the film for the first time on Blu-ray on August 21, 2012.[39][40] The 2-disc Special
Special
Edition Blu-ray/DVD combo (both in Blu-ray and DVD packaging) featured a new digital transfer and new bonus material.[41] A single disc DVD edition was also released on the same day.[42] Canceled sequel In 2005, DisneyToon Studios
DisneyToon Studios
originally planned to make a follow-up to the film, along with sequels to Chicken Little (2005) and Meet the Robinsons (2007).[43] Originally intended to be a 2D animated feature, Disney executives decided to produce the film in computer animation in order to garner more interest.[44] Additionally, the story was meant to center around Marie, Duchess's daughter, who becomes smitten by another kitten aboard a luxury cruise ship. However, she and her family must soon take on a jewel thief on the open seas.[45] The project was canceled when John Lasseter
John Lasseter
was named Disney's new chief creative officer, in which he called off all future sequels DisneyToon had planned and instead make original productions or spin-offs.[43] See also

List of highest-grossing animated films List of highest-grossing films in France List of American films of 1970 List of animated feature films of 1970 List of Walt Disney
Walt Disney
Pictures films List of Disney theatrical animated features

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The Sherman Brothers

Richard M. Sherman Robert B. Sherman

Motion pictures

The Parent Trap (1961) The Absent-Minded Professor
The Absent-Minded Professor
(1961) Greyfriars Bobby (1961) Bon Voyage! (1962) A Symposium on Popular Songs (1962) In Search of the Castaways (1962) Big Red (1962) Moon Pilot
Moon Pilot
(1962) Summer Magic
Summer Magic
(1963) The Sword in the Stone (1963) The Misadventures of Merlin Jones
The Misadventures of Merlin Jones
(1964) The Moon-Spinners
The Moon-Spinners
(1964) Mary Poppins (1964) Those Calloways
Those Calloways
(1965) The Monkey's Uncle (1965) That Darn Cat!
That Darn Cat!
(1965) Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree
Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree
(1966) Follow Me Boys
Follow Me Boys
(1966) The Happiest Millionaire
The Happiest Millionaire
(1967) The Jungle Book
Book
(1967) The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin
The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin
(1967) The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band
The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band
(1968) Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
(1968) Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day
Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day
(1968) The Aristocats
The Aristocats
(1970) Goldilocks (1971) Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Bedknobs and Broomsticks
(1971) Snoopy, Come Home
Snoopy, Come Home
(1972) Charlotte's Web (1973) Tom Sawyer (1973) Huckleberry Finn (1974) Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too
Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too
(1974) The Slipper and the Rose
The Slipper and the Rose
(1976) The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
(1977) The Magic of Lassie
The Magic of Lassie
(1978) Magic Journeys (1982) Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore
Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore
(1983) Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (1992) The Mighty Kong
The Mighty Kong
(1998) Seasons of Giving
Seasons of Giving
(1999) The Tigger Movie (2000)

Stage musicals and musical revues

Victory Canteen (1971) Over Here!
Over Here!
(1974) Dawgs (1983) The Slipper and the Rose
The Slipper and the Rose
(1984) Busker Alley (1994) Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
(2002) On the Record (2004) Mary Poppins (2004) Merry-Go-Round workshop (2007) A Spoonful of Sherman
A Spoonful of Sherman
(2014)

Theme park attractions

Golden Horseshoe Revue (1955) King Arthur Carrousel
King Arthur Carrousel
(1955) Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room
Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room
(1963) It's a Small World
It's a Small World
(1966) Adventure Thru Inner Space
Adventure Thru Inner Space
(1967) Main Street Electrical Parade
Main Street Electrical Parade
(1972) America Sings
America Sings
(1974) Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress
Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress
(1975) America on Parade (1975) CommuniCore
CommuniCore
(1982) Imagination! (1982) Magic Journeys (1982) The World Showcase
World Showcase
March (1982) Japan (Epcot)
Japan (Epcot)
(1982) Journey into Imagination (1983) Meet the World (1983) Innoventions (1998) Rocket Rods
Rocket Rods
(1998) The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
(1999) Disneyland Forever
Disneyland Forever
(2015)

Books

Walt's Time: from before to beyond (1998) Moose: Chapters From My Life (2013)

Related

The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story (2009) Saving Mr. Banks
Saving Mr. Banks
(2013) The Jungle Book
Book
(2016)

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Films directed by Wolfgang Reitherman

Features

One Hundred and One Dalmatians
One Hundred and One Dalmatians
(1961) The Sword in the Stone (1963) The Jungle Book
Book
(1967) The Aristocats
The Aristocats
(1970) Robin Hood (1973) The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
(1977) The Rescuers
The Rescuers
(1977)

Shorts and featurettes

The Truth About Mother Goose (1957) Goliath II (1960) Aquamania (1961) Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree
Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree
(1966) Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day
Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day
(1968)

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Disney theatrical animated features

Walt Disney Animation Studios films

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) Pinocchio (1940) Fantasia (1940) Dumbo
Dumbo
(1941) Bambi
Bambi
(1942) Saludos Amigos
Saludos Amigos
(1942) The Three Caballeros
The Three Caballeros
(1944) Make Mine Music
Make Mine Music
(1946) Fun and Fancy Free (1947) Melody Time
Melody Time
(1948) The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
(1949) Cinderella (1950) Alice in Wonderland (1951) Peter Pan (1953) Lady and the Tramp
Lady and the Tramp
(1955) Sleeping Beauty (1959) One Hundred and One Dalmatians
One Hundred and One Dalmatians
(1961) The Sword in the Stone (1963) The Jungle Book
Book
(1967) The Aristocats
The Aristocats
(1970) Robin Hood (1973) The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
(1977) The Rescuers
The Rescuers
(1977) The Fox and the Hound
Hound
(1981) The Black Cauldron (1985) The Great Mouse Detective
The Great Mouse Detective
(1986) Oliver & Company (1988) The Little Mermaid (1989) The Rescuers
The Rescuers
Down Under (1990) Beauty and the Beast (1991) Aladdin (1992) The Lion King
The Lion King
(1994) Pocahontas (1995) The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996) Hercules (1997) Mulan (1998) Tarzan (1999) Fantasia 2000
Fantasia 2000
(1999) Dinosaur (2000) The Emperor's New Groove (2000) Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001) Lilo & Stitch (2002) Treasure Planet
Treasure Planet
(2002) Brother Bear
Brother Bear
(2003) Home on the Range (2004) Chicken Little (2005) Meet the Robinsons
Meet the Robinsons
(2007) Bolt (2008) The Princess and the Frog
The Princess and the Frog
(2009) Tangled
Tangled
(2010) Winnie the Pooh (2011) Wreck-It Ralph
Wreck-It Ralph
(2012) Frozen (2013) Big Hero 6 (2014) Zootopia
Zootopia
(2016) Moana (2016) Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph
Wreck-It Ralph
2 (2018) Frozen 2
Frozen 2
(2019)

Live-action films with animation

The Reluctant Dragon (1941) Victory Through Air Power (1943) Song of the South
Song of the South
(1946) So Dear to My Heart
So Dear to My Heart
(1948) Mary Poppins (1964) Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Bedknobs and Broomsticks
(1971) Pete's Dragon (1977) Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
(1988) Enchanted (2007)

DisneyToon Studios films

DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp (1990) A Goofy Movie
A Goofy Movie
(1995) The Tigger Movie (2000) Return to Never Land
Return to Never Land
(2002) The Jungle Book 2
The Jungle Book 2
(2003) Piglet's Big Movie
Piglet's Big Movie
(2003) Pooh's Heffalump Movie
Pooh's Heffalump Movie
(2005) Bambi
Bambi
II (2006) Planes (2013) Planes: Fire & Rescue (2014)

Other Disney units films

The Nightmare Before Christmas
The Nightmare Before Christmas
(1993) James and the Giant Peach (1996) Doug's 1st Movie
Doug's 1st Movie
(1999) Recess: School's Out (2001) Teacher's Pet (2004) A Christmas Carol (2009) Gnomeo & Juliet (2011) Mars Needs Moms
Mars Needs Moms
(2011) Frankenweenie (2012) Strange Magic (2015)

Related lists

Unproduced films

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Animation Studios

List of feature films

Released

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) Pinocchio (1940) Fantasia (1940) Dumbo
Dumbo
(1941) Bambi
Bambi
(1942) Saludos Amigos
Saludos Amigos
(1942) The Three Caballeros
The Three Caballeros
(1944) Make Mine Music
Make Mine Music
(1946) Fun and Fancy Free (1947) Melody Time
Melody Time
(1948) The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
(1949) Cinderella (1950) Alice in Wonderland (1951) Peter Pan (1953) Lady and the Tramp
Lady and the Tramp
(1955) Sleeping Beauty (1959) One Hundred and One Dalmatians
One Hundred and One Dalmatians
(1961) The Sword in the Stone (1963) The Jungle Book
Book
(1967) The Aristocats
The Aristocats
(1970) Robin Hood (1973) The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
(1977) The Rescuers
The Rescuers
(1977) The Fox and the Hound
Hound
(1981) The Black Cauldron (1985) The Great Mouse Detective
The Great Mouse Detective
(1986) Oliver & Company (1988) The Little Mermaid (1989) The Rescuers
The Rescuers
Down Under (1990) Beauty and the Beast (1991) Aladdin (1992) The Lion King
The Lion King
(1994) Pocahontas (1995) The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996) Hercules (1997) Mulan (1998) Tarzan (1999) Fantasia 2000
Fantasia 2000
(1999) Dinosaur (2000) The Emperor's New Groove (2000) Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001) Lilo & Stitch (2002) Treasure Planet
Treasure Planet
(2002) Brother Bear
Brother Bear
(2003) Home on the Range (2004) Chicken Little (2005) Meet the Robinsons
Meet the Robinsons
(2007) Bolt (2008) The Princess and the Frog
The Princess and the Frog
(2009) Tangled
Tangled
(2010) Winnie the Pooh (2011) Wreck-It Ralph
Wreck-It Ralph
(2012) Frozen (2013) Big Hero 6 (2014) Zootopia
Zootopia
(2016) Moana (2016)

Upcoming films

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph
Wreck-It Ralph
2 (2018) Frozen 2
Frozen 2
(2019)

Associated productions

The Reluctant Dragon (1941) Victory Through Air Power (1943) Song of the South
Song of the South
(1946) So Dear to My Heart
So Dear to My Heart
(1949) Mary Poppins (1964) Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Bedknobs and Broomsticks
(1971) Pete's Dragon (1977) Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
(1988) Enchanted (2007)

People

Executives

Edwin Catmull Roy Conli Roy E. Disney Walt Disney Don Hahn Jeffrey Katzenberg John Lasseter Peter Schneider Thomas Schumacher David Stainton

Disney's Nine Old Men

Les Clark Marc Davis Ollie Johnston Milt Kahl Ward Kimball Eric Larson John Lounsbery Wolfgang Reitherman Frank Thomas

Related topics

History

Disney animators' strike Disney Renaissance

Methods and technologies

12 basic principles of animation Computer Animation Production System Disney Animation: The Illusion of Life Multiplane camera

Documentaries

Frank and Ollie (1995) The Sweatbox (2001) Dream On Silly Dreamer
Dream On Silly Dreamer
(2005) Waking Sleeping Beauty
Waking Sleeping Beauty
(2009)

Other Disney animation units

Disney Television Animation DisneyToon Studios
DisneyToon Studios
(WDAS unit) Lucasfilm Animation Marvel Animation Pixar Animation Studios Circle 7 (defunct)

Miscellaneous

Alice Comedies Laugh-O-Gram Studio List of Disney animated shorts List of Disney theatrical animated features

unproduced

Oswald the Lucky Rabbit Mickey Mouse (film series) Silly Symphonies Once

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